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captainjaymerica:

xysciences:

Number line with emphasis on Prime Numbers.

Each curved line represents a multiple, with the white line representing all multiples of one, the red line representing all multiples of two, the lighter red line representing all multiples of three, and so on. 

For each prime number it can be seen that there are only two lines that cross paths, the multiple of one, and the multiple of the prime number itself.

This is beautiful.

mia-the-wonder-slut:

cakeandrevolution:

pubhealth:

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.

It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.

The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.

It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.

With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.

Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.

The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.

Infant mortality in Finland

(From BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22751415

Socialism at work.

I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.

scientistsarepeopletoo:

zuckergussprinzessin:

scientist, n.: a person who gets very excited when they find out they were wrong.

As much as I like this definition, I’ve seen enough scientific hissy fits to know it’s not quite that simple.

badsciencejokes:

Photo cred: lol_thats_punny on Instagram

andromeda1023:

boundless-interstellar-symphony:

Albert Einstein (left), Edwin Hubble (middle), and Walter Adams (right) looking through the one hundred-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory. It was here that Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe is expanding.-From Science Panorama, Facebook

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andromeda1023:

boundless-interstellar-symphony:

Albert Einstein (left), Edwin Hubble (middle), and Walter Adams (right) looking through the one hundred-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory. It was here that Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe is expanding.
-From Science Panorama, Facebook

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medievalpoc:

blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George
Lesa Cline-Ransome
Joseph Boulogne loved music. The singing of the birds, the beat of drums, the peal of church bells—and most of all, the soaring notes of his violin. But as the son of a white plantation owner and a black slave, newly arrived in France from the West Indies, what chance did Joseph have for success with his music? Here is the true story of an extraordinary boy who overcame the prejudices of his peers to become one of the finest classical musicians in all of Europe.
Author’s Photo

It’s good to know someone made a book based on his life! I have posts here and here on Chevalier Saint-Georges Boulogne, and here is a portrait of him as an adult:

medievalpoc:

blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George

Lesa Cline-Ransome

Joseph Boulogne loved music. The singing of the birds, the beat of drums, the peal of church bells—and most of all, the soaring notes of his violin. But as the son of a white plantation owner and a black slave, newly arrived in France from the West Indies, what chance did Joseph have for success with his music? Here is the true story of an extraordinary boy who overcame the prejudices of his peers to become one of the finest classical musicians in all of Europe.

Author’s Photo

It’s good to know someone made a book based on his life! I have posts here and here on Chevalier Saint-Georges Boulogne, and here is a portrait of him as an adult:

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coolcatteacher:

(via History Hero)
A website that teaches history as kids play an interactive video game. It is designed for kids as young as 4 and up to guide them through museums, churches and historical sites of significance.

pbstv:

Physicists plugged the Higgs boson into models of cosmic inflation, and the universe disappeared. Fixing that error could involve finding a new particle.

Learn more from NOVA Next.

"People are suffering and dying because it has become fashionable in the anti-science circles to deny the truth. The truth is that vaccinations save lives and reduce human misery. The truth is that the diseases our great-grandparents knew are still out there, and we should not be playing chicken with them. Don’t be afraid. Get vaccinated. We already know how to protect ourselves. We can stop the next outbreaks of scarlet fever, rubella, diphtheria and so many other miserable and deadly diseases before they even start. We just need to stop listening to people who don’t “believe” in science. Because the thing about science is that it’s real and true whether people want to believe it or not."